The film and television industry is experiencing significant growth and is eager for fresh creative talent. Unlock your potential and launch your career as an MUA in just 35 weeks by joining us for world-class, hands-on learning in a safe, supportive and inspiring environment.
Learn directly from award-winning faculty members in our state-of-the-art facilities, network with industry professionals, and master the skills needed to start your career in the entertainment industry. From hairstyling and makeup application for film, television & fashion to creating and executing unique SFX and character design. CMU will provide a comprehensive learning path for your career success.
Enroll in our Complete or Comprehensive Makeup Artist Program and be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship!
CMU is North America's top college for professional and special effects makeup.
Our award-winning and internationally acclaimed faculty are dedicated to passing on their knowledge and passion for makeup artistry.
CMU offers 7 specialized diploma and certificate programs designed to provide aspiring makeup artists with the skills and confidence needed to work in different areas of the makeup industry.
As a student at CMU, you will have access to the college's state-of-the-art facilities. This includes our generous classroom sizes, special makeup effects lab, photography studio, and more.
CMU graduates have worked on award-winning productions like Schitt's Creek, Murdoch Mysteries, Star Trek Discovery, IT, Saw, among many, many others. They continue to design and create iconic makeup looks for entertainment industries across the globe.
Programs at CMU are designed to emulate real-world situations so that students are prepared for their work and career after graduation.
Don't let a lack of financial assistance stop you from pursuing your dream career. Our payment schedules are designed to help students organize their finances in order to have all payments taken care of by their start date.
CMU offers in-person, online and blended learning options to our students. We believe in the power of in-person learning, as it provides a much richer learning experience. Hands-on learning is also paramount to your success as a makeup artist!
"Choosing CMU was very simple for me. I walked around set and asked makeup artists I was working with, what school they would recommend if I wanted to make the transition into the makeup department. Everyone unanimously said CMU. To be sure, I called the President of IATSE 873 and proposed the same question. Their answer was the same, CMU."
"After 12 years of working with brides, I had the opportunity to move to Toronto. Knowing what I had learned in Brazil, I was determined to find something that would not only improve my skills but also my knowledge on the different techniques and products used in the industry. Being here in this incredible school and being able to learn about all the paths I can take in this profession is simply magical."
"After doing a course in India, I worked with Mac cosmetics. It was on the job that I realized how big and fantastic this industry is. What I loved about CMU is that they had a very clear plan towards the way they teach. The faculty was amazing, each and every teacher had years of experience in their industry. I had the most amazing time learning from the best."
Over 5,000 makeup artists have graduated from CMU in the past 30 years.
Enroll now to receive a $1000 Scholarship